This coming Thursday and Friday, 26 and 27 November, we have a rather special event at the Odeon.
A press release from Wendy Smidt, leader of the MyTurn project:
‘If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man,
then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you,
for Paris is a moveable feast.’
– Ernest Hemmingway
Likewise, a selection of unique short-films, created by a group of local youths offers a movable feast for your eyes at the Odeon – if you are lucky enough to book your seat on time! This first-time event introduces young people as emerging filmmakers, thereby occupying a very specific niche in the fast-developing South African film industry.
This short-film project is a collaborative effort between the ‘Myturn’ Initiative and Rural Arts Development (RAD). The concept, established in 2018, provides a platform to our Langeberg -youths to create and present short-films, focusing on issues that matter to them.
Our young adults have the creative potential and ability to improve the quality of their own lives, communities and global communities. Unfortunately, their multi-disciplinary talents and efforts to act as change agents most often remain untapped beyond their communities.
This developmental project in a broader context intends to create skill-building opportunities for youths who wish to add value to their employability and existing creative projects.
Come share moments of happiness and positive vibes with our young filmmakers in a real-life theatre experience at the ODEON Cinema. “This is the gift from our young generation” that might stay with you for the rest of your life, wherever you go.
This is an important event in the lives of these young people, I appeal to all our moviegoers to make every effort to attend. The program will consist of a number of short films, each of 2 to 7 minutes duration, a short interval, followed by a screening of Le Ballon Rouge, a French film that best exemplifies the beauty of the short film genre. The programme is identical for both nights, Friday night is simply a repeat of Thursday night.
The duration of the programme is approximately 2 hours and we’ll be starting at normal Odeon times; 1900 for 1930.
Tickets will be available at the KWV from Tuesday morning and we are asking for an R20 per ticket donation, all proceeds to go to the MyTurn project.
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